Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

This easy refrigerator dill pickle recipe is a quick way to preserve cucumbers. It takes minutes to make Kosher dill pickles, and within two short days they will be ready to be consumed! For this reason, an easy pickle recipe like this is perfect for small batch preserving.

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This is actually a Kosher dill pickle recipe. Yes, it is an easy pickle recipe. No, it is not a shelf stable recipe. And yes, it is very ideal for small batch preserving!

Looking for the perfect home canned pickle recipes? Give the following recipes a try:

The perfect pickle recipe is achievable, and more times than not they are handed down from generation to generation. Much like the canning recipe for great grandma’s traditional pickles.

Keep home canned pickles crispy and crunchy longer

Small Batch Preserving

Often, the garden does not come in as it should. Every item planted seems to take its time to maturity, making preserving the harvest particularly difficult. Thankfully, small batch preserving works wonderfully for stubborn gardens.

For these reasons this homemade Kosher dill pickle recipe is ideal, not to mention, exceptionally delicious.

Canning dill pickles to make them shelf stable is a must for pickle loving fiends. But sometimes, you need some now, not two weeks from now. Who has time to wait for the pickles absorb the brine?

This Kosher dill pickle recipe is written for 1-quart size jar. However, feel free to doubled, even tripled, the recipe.

Maintain Crunchy Crisp Pickles

This small batch preserving method for Kosher dill pickles allows the pickles remain crunchy until the jar is gone. Do not become shocked when the jar has been consumed in a few days.

The original version for this recipe came from my sweet friend, Bunny of Bunny’s Best. Adjust this easy refrigerator dill pickles recipe according to how your family will enjoy it.

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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

As you patiently wait for the harvest to come in why not enjoy an easy pickle recipe? This recipe allows for flexibility with the ingredients. Utilize the ingredients listed or create a flavor all your own.

One last tip, a small cucumber harvest is ideal for making relish.

Ingredients

  • 6 pickling cucumbers, coined, quartered, halves, or sliced for sandwiches
  • 1/8 tsp Pickling Spice
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh Dill
  • 3 crushed Garlic cloves
  • roughly sliced Sweet Onion, optional
  • 1/2 fresh coined Jalapeno pepper, optional

Brine

  • 4 cups Water
  • 8 tbsp White Vinegar, 5% acidity or higher
  • 4 tbsp Kosher Salt

Equipment

  • non-reactive pot – copper jam pot, enamel Dutch oven, stainless steel pot
  • mason jars (size will vary based on how many cucumbers are available)
  • jar funnel
  • air bubble remover
  • measuring spoons
  • liquid measuring cup
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Instructions

  1. Add water, white vinegar, and Kosher salt to stainless steel saucepan, heat until salt has completely dissolved and the brine is warm to the touch.
  2. In quart size Mason jar, add pickling spice.
  3. Pack jar tightly with pickling cucumbers, dill, onions, and jalapeno peppers
  4. Add warmed brine to jar, remove air bubbles, add additional brine if needed.
  5. Apply lid and ring, immediately place into refrigerator.

Notes

This Kosher dill pickle recipe is ideal for large and small batch canning.

  1. This Kosher dill pickle recipe must rest for 2 days prior to consuming.
  2. Pickles will keep for 6 to 8 weeks.
  3. This is not a shelf stable recipe, and must be stored in the refrigerator.

Find additional tips and tricks for canning and other preserving methods in my book, The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest. Purchase a copy online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and through my website.

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

This easy refrigerator dill pickle recipe is a quick way to preserve cucumbers. It takes minutes to make Kosher dill pickles, and within two short days they will be ready to be consumed! For this reason, an easy pickle recipe like this is perfect for small batch preserving.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Canning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pickle recipe, easy refrigerator dill pickles recipe, kosher dill pickle, small batch preserving
Servings: 1 quart
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Wide mouth Quart size Mason Jar
  • Lid and Ring

Ingredients

  • Pickling Cucumbers, cut into coins, spears, halved, or sandwich slices
  • 1/4 tsp Pickling Spice
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh Dill
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion, roughly sliced
  • 1/2 fresh coined Jalapeno pepper, seeds optional

Brine

  • 4 cups Water
  • 8 tbsp White Vinegar, 5% acidity or higher
  • 4 tbsp Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • Add water, white vinegar, and Kosher salt to stainless steel saucepan, heat until salt has completely dissolved and the brine is warm to the touch.
  • In quart size mason jar add pickling spice.
  • Pack jar tightly with pickling cucumbers, dill, onions, and jalapeno peppers
  • Add warmed brine to jar, remove air bubbles, add additional brine if needed.
  • Apply lid and ring, place into refrigerator

Notes

This Kosher dill pickle recipe is ideal for small batch canning. 
  1. This Kosher dill pickle recipe must rest for 2 days prior to consuming.
  2. Pickles will keep for 6 to 8 weeks.
  3. This is not a shelf stable recipe and must be stored in the refrigerator.

Looking for a quick pickle which will satisfy every member of the family? Look not further! This easy refrigerator dill pickles recipe is a winner each time it is made.

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Comments

    • Ann Accetta-Scott says

      This recipe only calls for 6 TABLESPOONS of vinegar which is not enough to safely can in a hot water bath. Your acidity would need to be much higher in order to can it.

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